Words on Bathroom Walls

critic Reviews

, 88% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Sensitive, well-acted, and solidly directed, Words on Bathroom Walls is an admirable addition to a genre that too rarely does justice to its worthy themes.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I was really impressed by its ability to approach the subject of mental illness in a way that is sensitive, insightful, and thoughtful without ever being mawkish.
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    Shaena MontanariArizona Republic
    Plummer's genuine, heartfelt performance will likely go a long way in humanizing a diagnosis that is often unfairly stigmatized.
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    Guy LodgeVariety
    There are pockets of truth, grace and pain in this portrait of troubled adolescence, and its talented young stars know where to find them.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    Nick Naveda's adaptation of Watson's book rations out worrisome developments with sensitivity, and the friendly chemistry between Plummer and Russell does the rest of the work.
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    Kevin CrustLos Angeles Times
    Written by Nick Naveda and directed by Thor Freudenthal, it takes some big swings at a big subject and almost - not quite - pulls it off.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Meant to dramatize the effects of mental illness, the hero's three imaginary friends come off as caricature.
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    Max WeissBaltimore Magazine
    It's funny that a film can be both overly facile and clear-eyed at the same time, but Words on Bathroom Walls is just that.
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    Linda CookOurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois)
    Smart 'Words on Bathroom Walls' speaks to more than teens.
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    Sarah Knight AdamsonSarah's Backstage Pass
    An excellent film on all fronts. Great script, tremendous acting and a realistic look at mental health and the ramifications for teens.
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    Andrew StoverFilm Inquiry
    Thor Freudenthal's Words on Bathroom Walls is a worthy addition to the YA crowd and an even more novel addition to the mental health sub-genre.
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